Website accessibility statement inline with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018
This website is run by the Digital Curation Centre which is part of the University of Edinburgh. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
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With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.
Additional information on how to customise our website appearance
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 working days.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) directly.
Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
British Sign Language service
British Sign Language Scotland runs a service for British Sign Language users and all of Scotland’s public bodies using video relay. This enables sign language users to contact public bodies and vice versa. The service operates from 8am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week.
British Sign Language Scotland service details
The University of Edinburgh is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The full guidelines are available at:
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations
The following items to not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:
DMPonline website (available at the DMPonline website) was tested by the Customer Development Manager from DMPonline team in October 2021 on a PC using Internet Explorer (Version 20H2 OS Build 19042.1288) browser. This browser was chosen due to it being the most commonly used browser by disabled people as shown in the government survey: the Government Assistive Technology Browser Survey
We will continue to work with the web designer to address these issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround.
We will continue to monitor system accessibility and will carry out further accessibility testing if significant changes are made to the user interface or if a service user raises an issue. However, due to the complexities of the online system it may not be possible to resolve all accessibility issues. If this is the case, we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to make sure no user is disadvantaged.
This statement was originally prepared on 1st October 2019 by the University of Edinburgh’s Disability Information Officer. It was last updated on 29 October 2021.